As we start the second half of this school year, along
with all the learning and activities at the school,
registration packages are being sent out for the 2017 –
2018 school year from HGI and from the community high
schools. Information evening are being held for
families. The registration process will continue to be
open for families moving in to the HGI catchment area.
Forms are accessible on our website and from the school
office. If you know of new families in our catchment
area (Whyte Ridge, Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Center,
Bridgwater Trails), please let them know
to call the school office. With the increased enrollment
from our growing catchment area, HGI is unable to accept
School of Choice applications for the 2017 – 2018 school
The HGI Parent Advisory Council
(PAC) will be hosting a Community Information Evening on
March 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the school. The topic will be
Internet Safety and Media Literacy. Community
participants are welcome to attend.
On March 16, our Grade 6 Band
will present at their first concert at the school.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The Choral groups will
also perform. The performance will begin at 7:00 at HGI.
celebrating its 150 birthday this year. The Pembina
Trails School Division is planning events to involve all
of the schools in the division.
As part of the
Pembina Trails Canada 150 Project, a Pembina Trails Book
of Pledges will be created.
This will include a pledge from each of Pembina
Trails 13,500 students and 2,000 staff members to
improve our country and the world in which we live.
As an extension of our 2015 Human Rights Project,
this project seeks to extend the same objectives and go
deeper by promoting civic engagement and participation
and democracy and identification with Canada.
be asked to express to Canada either one gratitude, one
pledge to improve our country and the world in which we
live or both. Everyone will do this in writing, visually
Everyone is encouraged to express themselves in the
language of their choice.
and staff member in Pembina Trails are to make their
pledge on a 4 x 4 inch label to be placed in 4
extra-large leather-bound books (organized by families
of schools), which will be held in a wooden box-set to
commemorate Canada 150.
will also be creating a float to commemorate Canada 150
empower and mobilize youth in civic engagement,
democracy and deeper learning.
Schools will be
provided ideas and local routes to hold a small scale
build-up celebration on the morning of May 24. “Runners”
will be identified for a relay on the Trans Canada
Trail, also known as the Harte Trail, on May 23.
Runners will be called into the field as part of
the celebration on May 24.
Floats will incorporate a Canada 150
legacy item to be kept at each school as a permanent
durable display. In partnership with the Winnipeg Blue
Bombers, Investors Group Field is confirmed for May 24.
The celebration will close that day at 2:00 p.m. with an
evening open gallery. Busses are booked to transport
students to Investors Group Field. The program will
follow “We Are Canada” themes with a mass
Band playing ‘O
Canada’ at the event.
HGI will host a school community event incorporating the
focus of the school’s strategic plan – Humanity, Growth,
Innovation and Sustainability as well as the special
acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th birthday.
There will be a special assembly on May 4. More
information will be sent out closer to the date of our
school event. This will happen prior to the Divisional
We will be
working in conjunction with our Parent Advisory Council
(PAC) as we prepare for these special events. The April
PAC meeting will be on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the
school. All ideas are welcome.
As our school
increases in diversity, we have held successful English
as an Additional Language (EAL) evenings to welcome
families new to our school and to share helpful
information to assist in the feeling of belonging.
Community participants are welcome to join us. The next
dates of these evenings, which start at 5:30, are April
13 and June 2.
Our HGI Grade 9
Concert Band is preparing for their April trip to The
Rocky Mountain Band Festival in Banff.
Our Grade 5 – 8
Information Evening (sharing information about HGI
programs followed by a tour of our school) has been
scheduled for May 11 at 7:00 p.m.
The HGI school
track and field day will be held on May 16 followed by
the Grade 6 Divisional Track and Field Meet at U of M on
May 30 and the Grade 7 – 9 Meet on June 1 also at U of
M. Thank you to Ms. Penner, Mr. Mitchell and our Grade 6
Teachers for all the preparation prior to these events.
concert series will be held on May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
(Grade 8 and 9 Concert Bands and Senior Jazz) and May 18
at 7:00 p.m. (Grade 6 and 7 Concert Bands and Junior
Jazz). Please join us for two excellent evenings of
June will bring
our HGI Video Fest on the afternoon of June 15. The
grade 9’s will be writing their exams from June 19 – 21
with their Grade 9 Farewell Evening to be held on June
29 at the Caboto Center.
Stay tuned for
information about the annual June HGI “Movie Night” at
the Cineplex Theatre on McGillivray. Mr. Dolinski and a
team of students are already hard at work capturing
video and editing.
Our website and teacher sites
continually provide information about the current
activities and news form HGI. Check out “HGI Live”.
The Division will be launching a
new website very soon. Stay tuned for the “new and
revised look”. HGI will follow and release a new website
soon after the Divisional one has been introduced.
All the best,
Mike Pizzi &
Aligned with the Pembina Trails School Division new brand, HGI revised our strategic plan around our four pillars:
Humanity – Growth – Innovation – Sustainability
Humanity: We promote belonging, community, global citizenship, and a healthy learning environment – the groundwork for personal growth and development.
Growth: We seek new experiences as means to cultivate curiosity and realize the true potential for learning.
Innovation: We take the risks and disruptive leaps necessary to align new and relevant goals for learning with our rapidly changing world.
Sustainability: We intentionally infuse sustainability initiatives to connect environmental stewardship, social action, and community partnerships to improve the way we live.